Special Commission reviewed practical operation of the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention

From 8 to 12 June 2015, a Special Commission meeting was held in The Hague to review the practical operation of the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption (the "1993 Hague Convention"). More than 255 experts, representing 74 countries and 18 international organisations, participated in the meeting. On the first day, a...

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Special Commission meets in The Hague to review the practical operation of the Service, Evidence and Access to Justice Conventions and considers draft Handbooks

A meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the Service, Evidence and Access to Justice Conventions concluded today after four days of constructive discussions among some 130 experts representing 53 States and several international governmental and non-governmental organisations. The agenda covered a range of issues relating to the three Conventions, which establish a...

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Conclusion of the first meeting of the Special Commission on Choice of Law in International Contracts

On 16 November 2012, experts from 59 States, the European Union, and a number of international and non-governmental organisations concluded the first meeting of the Special Commission on Choice of Law in International Contracts by unanimously agreeing to recommend that the Hague Conference on Private International Law finalise the draft Hague Principles on the Choice of Law in International...

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Over 160 Experts from 75 States and International Organisations attend meeting on the practical operation of the Apostille Convention

From 6 to 9 November 2012, over 160 experts from 75 States and international organisations all over the world participated in the third meeting of the Special Commission on the practical operation of the Hague Convention on Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention). The Apostille Convention is the most widely ratified Hague Convention to date,...

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Press Release: The Sixth Special Commission Concludes its Review of the Hague Child Abduction and Child Protection Conventions

1 February 2012 - The second and final part of the Sixth Special Commission to review the practical operation of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction and 1996 Hague Child Protection Conventions concluded in The Hague yesterday, where hundreds of experts from around the world gathered in the Academy Building of the Peace Palace to examine and discuss policy matters pertaining to both Conventions. The...

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Over 200 Experts Meet in The Hague to Review the Practical Operation of the Hague Abduction and Child Protection Conventions

The Hague Conference on Private International Law will convene Part II of the Sixth Special Commission Meeting to review the practical operation of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention and the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention from 25 to 31 January 2012. Both Conventions are important, widely ratified multilateral instruments which protect the safety and welfare of children all over...

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Approximately 260 experts meet in The Hague to review the practical operation of the Hague Abduction and Child Protection Conventions

The Hague Conference on Private International Law will convene the Sixth Meeting of the Special Commission to review the practical operation of the Hague Abduction and Child Protection Conventions from 1-10 June 2011. Both Conventions are important, widely ratified multilateral instruments which protect the safety and welfare of children all over the world.    The 1980 Hague...

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Special Commission on the operation of the 1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention

From 17 to 25 June 2010, a Special Commission meeting was held in The Hague, on the grounds of the Peace Palace, in which more than 80 countries and 14 international organisation were participating. The objective of the Special Commission is to review the practical operation of the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption and...

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China joins the Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention
Over 200 experts from 66 nations meet at The Hague to discuss the protection of children in intercountry adoption

Today, on the eve of a one week review meeting to discuss the practical operation of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Inter-country Adoption, the People’s Republic of China deposited its instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. China is the 67th State to join this global Convention. This Hague...

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